alcatras

noun

al·​ca·​tras
ˈal-kə-ˌtras,
-ˌtraz
plural alcatras or alcatrases
: a large water bird (as the pelican or frigate bird)

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese or Spanish alcatraz pelican

First Known Use

1555, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alcatras was in 1555

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“Alcatras.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alcatras. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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